Subject Area: Military History Towfighi, Parviz S.2015 0-7734-0917-3 448 pages
Searches the development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to provide reasons for the hatred of a faction of the Islamic world toward the West in general, and the United States in particular. It examines the possibility that the roots of this animosity are the result of the historical interactions between these three Abrahamic religions and more fundamentally the result of corruption of the original message of each religion.Price: $259.95 Bykau, Vasil2010 0-7734-3813-0 364 pages
This book is one of few works by a Soviet writer that provides an honest portrayal of the life of a Soviet foot soldier on the Eastern front in World War II. Aside from the brilliant depiction of life at the front, it reveals how members of Stalin’s secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following the War. Understandably, Bykau’s novel was res non grata
and not published in its entirety until after the demise of the Soviet Union.Price: $239.95 Boulter, Roger Stephen2012 0-7734-2586-1 404 pages
This book reconsiders the life of former South African Defense Minister, F.C. Erasmus. Although an architect of the Nationalists' post-war election victory, he was not considered a minster of the first rank. Erasmus initiated a process of ridding the defense force of officers who he believed were associated with the government of Jan Smuts. Erasmus felt that the armed services had been too British in its ethos and appearance and wanted to create a force that was uniquely South African. However, without an immanent military threat, Erasmus never received a substantial budgetary allocation to modernize the military which left the military unable to assist the civil power in suppressing disturbances. Moreover, while Erasmus sought to cement South Africa’s relations with the West, he was unsuccessful in creating an anti-communist alliance for the land and maritime defense of Africa. This new biography looks at the events and time period that shaped this period of South African history in an attempt to correct misinterpretation of this period.Price: $259.95 Doty, Ralph E.2011 0-7734-1599-8 100 pages
This text is the first translation of Xenophon’s Manual on the Duties of a Cavalry Commander in over a century.Price: $99.95 Coletta, Paolo1997 0-7734-8676-3 508 pages
This biography of Admiral Marc Mitscher follows him from his days at the Naval Academy through his days in two World Wars: commanding three naval air stations during WWI, and then as Commander Fleet Air for many missions in the east during WWII, including the Battle of Midway, the Marianas, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. Following WWII, he served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Air) and finally as Commander, Atlantic Fleet. He was the first aviator to make admiral and fill combat commands. This book will be of interest to scholars of the two world wars, as well as of U.S. Naval and Air history. Includes many photographs and maps.Price: $299.95 Coletta, Paolo1997 0-7734-8595-3 304 pages
Admiral William A. Moffett graduated from the Naval Academy in 1890, served at sea and ashore for 22 years before he saw aircraft operate with the fleet. He administered a large aviation unit while commanding the US Naval Training Station at Great Lakes, and from 1918 to 1920 he commanded the battleship Mississippi, which carried aircraft. After that he became the Director of Naval Aviation and then the first Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, in 1921.He was killed in the sea crash of the dirigible Akron in 1933. Includes a bibliography of Moffett's major published writings and speeches, and illustrations.Price: $219.95 Derradji, Abder Rahmane1997 0-7734-2292-7 348 pages
This study uses extensive primary source material to explore new concepts in understanding the Algerian guerrilla campaign. Besides the history of traditional and modern querrilla in world context, detailed statistical analysis of FLN campaigns derived from French newspaper reports of incidents is also used. Chapter topics include: Experiences of Guerrilla Warfare and the Gap between Systematic Theory and Reality (includes analysis of guerrilla warfare in China, Cuba, Vietnam, et al); Traditional Algerian Guerrilla Resistance from 1830-1908; the Genesis of Algerian Nationalism; the FLN - Military Zones, the Summam Conference, the FLN-Urban Guerrilla Network; French Counter-Guerilla Policy and Practice; the Impact of Jihad on Warfare.Price: $219.95 Coletta, Paolo1996 0-7734-8883-9 606 pages
This book offers conclusions drawn from the study of the contributions of sea power to Allied/American victory in WWI. While naval strategy and tactics are considered, great emphasis has been placed upon the American bridge of ships that made logistic support for the Allies possible. Details have been garnered from the study of records in the Italian Naval History Office, British Naval Defense Library, and a host of American, British, French, and Italian archival and manuscript collections in addition to many secondary works and articles. Includes 48 pages of maps and photographs.Price: $339.95 Carter, John J.2012 0-7734-4067-4 240 pages
National security poses a dilemma to our democratic desire for political transparency. If the government gives away information about its covert operations then it will jeopardize national security. The paradox is that without national security agencies in a free society democracy will be threatened externally, and with them democracy is threatened internally. While this book does not resolve this dilemma it provides readers with more knowledge of this dilemma, and thereby gives them a fighting chance to work for at least its partial resolution by showing how Truman and Eisenhower utilized covert military operations to swing the tides of the early Cold War.Price: $179.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8520-1 240 pages
This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.Price: $179.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8522-8 220 pages
This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.Price: $179.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8524-4 208 pages
This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.
Volume I: Introduction to the American Colonial MilitiaPrice: $179.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8526-0 204 pages
This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.Price: $179.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8528-7 220 pages
This series incorporates study of the legislative debate and action, various enactments, attempts to supply equipage, and action in war and peace. It utilizes original source material, primarily state archives, newspapers, and collections of historical societies.Price: $179.95 Carter, John J.2009 0-7734-3878-5 252 pages
This work examines the history and ramifications of the employment of former Nazi intelligence officers by the American intelligence community during that critical period of the Cold War, from the fall of Berlin through the end of the Eisenhower administration.Price: $199.95 Drooz, Daniel B.2003 0-7734-6657-6 354 pages
Using 16 personal interviews, government documents from Germany and the US, the author explores the experience of American POWs who were held in German concentration, death and slave labor camps. The work provides detailed accounts that document the presence of American POWs in these camps, and explores the reasons why the US government systematically suppressed information about them. It affirms that German policy was to kill as many prisoners as possible from all the allied nations, and systematically legalized its actions. It shows that the murder of POWs in death and concentration camps was not a matter of isolated incidents or random acts, but a planned policy. Other allied nations accepted the reports of their returning troops, but the US government denied the facts and covered them up.Price: $239.95 Zhu, Pingchao2001 0-7734-7424-2 260 pages
This study applies the most recently released government documents from Russian and Chinese archives and updated English scholarship to the analysis of both US and Chinese diplomatic activities.Price: $199.95 Teipe, Emily J.2002 0-7734-7100-6 244 pagesPrice: $179.95 Rogal, Samuel J.2022 1-4955-0932-X 850 pages
Two Volume Set includes Books I and II.
Book I: Wars of the Spanish Succession through Military Campaigns, Battles, and Events
Book II: Miscellaneous Military Events through Conflicts in India, Afghanistan, and Burma, Including Concluding Commentary, Works Cited, and IndicesPrice: $399.95 Nyíri, Nicolas A.2002 0-7734-6917-6 432 pages
This book offers the ‘preventive process’ as the more practical avenue toward the prevention of aggression from which the prevention of war can follow. This process includes the redesigning of defence policy objectives and the building of an Integrated Defence System from which an Integrated Defence Strategy can be developed. It recommends that Canada and the United States in NORAD should develop a strategy in which three basic defence policy choice-options, ‘Defend, Deter or Fight,’ can be fully integrated.Price: $259.95 Stillwell, Stephen J.2003 0-7734-6776-9 373 pages
This volume explores the influence wielded by the British Empire in the council chambers of the League of Nations. Using three separate issues (the Mosul Vilayet, the Maritza Delta, and the Sanjak of Alexandretta), all connected to the establishment of the borders of the new republic of Turkey, this study shows the importance of those decisions in the world today. Those borders now respectively represent the borders between Turkey and Iraq, Greece, and Syria. The placement of the boundaries influenced the division of minority groups between countries, the control of oil fields and pipelines, and maritime access and the domination of potential choke-points. The text has many maps and charts, and a substantial bibliography on interwar British imperial policy and the League of Nations.Price: $239.95 Whisker, James B.1993 0-7734-9244-5 268 pages
Biographical sketch and edited writings of Anna Ella Carroll, a politically active woman, usually a Republican, who was the architect of Lincoln's military plan to cut the CSA in half, and was the author of Lincoln's War Powers of the President.Price: $199.95 Kahana, Ephraim2010 0-7734-3612-X 196 pages
This biography of Ashraf Marwan provides valuable information about the Israeli
intelligence community. In particular, it examines how Mossad recruits
and manages agents.
Ashraf Marwan was born in 1944 and earned his doctoral degree in the United Kingdom. In the mid-1970s, Ashraf Marwan became a
businessman in London.
Later Marwan was made chief of staff to Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat. While serving in this
position, he volunteered to spy for Israel.
In 2002, Marwan's relationship with Israeli intelligence was revealed in 2002. It remains unclear whether Marwan was an Israeli spy or an Egyptian double agent.Price: $159.95 Farrell, Brian P.1988 0-7734-8357-8 528 pages
This massive, two-volume study treats the central direction of global war as a problem in its own right, posing these questions: why did the British fight the war as they did from spring 1940? What impact did their direction have both on the war and the British global position? This study differs from the Official History series Grand Strategy by arguing that from summer 1940 British grand strategy was significantly revised, and conducted from that point along broad but distinct outlines laid down by consensus in a guiding concept. It makes new points regarding the relationship between Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff, the nature of the 'integrated' British-American war effort and economic mobilization, the role of Bomber Command in grand strategy, and British perceptions of a 'Second Front' in Europe.Price: $299.95 Farrell, Brian P.1988 0-7734-8359-4 396 pages
This massive, two-volume study treats the central direction of global war as a problem in its own right, posing these questions: why did the British fight the war as they did from spring 1940? What impact did their direction have both on the war and the British global position? This study differs from the Official History series Grand Strategy by arguing that from summer 1940 British grand strategy was significantly revised, and conducted from that point along broad but distinct outlines laid down by consensus in a guiding concept. It makes new points regarding the relationship between Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff, the nature of the 'integrated' British-American war effort and economic mobilization, the role of Bomber Command in grand strategy, and British perceptions of a 'Second Front' in Europe.Price: $239.95 Ribeiro, Nelson2011 0-7734-1487-8 540 pages
The study employs archival research to produce a narrative of the early history of radio in Portugal, from its emergence through to the end of World War II. It analyzes foreign broadcasters' impact in the country during the War.Price: $299.95 Owens, Richard H.2002 0-7734-7242-8 316 pages
This study provides a portrait of Horace Porter as a man at war, work, and in service to his country over several decades from the mid-19th century through WWI. It offers interesting commentary on the emergence of the United States as a world power and many diplomatic and international issues of the decades around the turn of the 20th century. It follows Porter from his service as an aid to Grant in the Civil War through his career as Ambassador to France and beyond.
“Owens’ topic is a worthy one. Horace Porter seems to be a man of many talents, not the least of which was his great literary flair. A prolific writer, he not only lived a full and exciting life, but he also possessed the inclination and ability to record in on paper. He also, in turn, distinguished himself as a warrior, an emissary, an industrial mogul, and a statesman of many talents. . . . well-written and quite readable. . . will appeal most to serious students of history, and more specifically to scholars interested in the major events of late nineteenth century. I see a real possibility for use in upper-level or graduate courses focused on the Gilded Age. It will also capture the attention of lay readers curious about the various topics presented, ranging from the Civil War to the railroad industry to early twentieth-century diplomacy.” – David Hogan
“This book is based largely on research in primary sources, including memoirs and archival records in the United States, Great Britain, and France. Professor Owens’ account demonstrates how biography can provide its lively and moving story, and at the same time throw significant light on broader long term patterns in history. It is good biography, good history, and an enlightening contribution to understanding where we are and how we got here.” – Wayne S. ColePrice: $219.95 Gough, Barry Morton1992 0-7734-9548-7 148 pages
Based on the presupposition that imperial policy reflected the economic structure of the empire, that it existed as an adjunct to the operations of the slave trader, the sugar planter, the fisherman of the ports of western England, the fur merchant, and the trader to India and the Spice Islands. Whereas the commercial community was responsible for the developments of empire, the larger landed interests often possessed the political power to determine the final outcome of these developments. This is demonstrated in the making of the Treaty of Paris, where the landed interests thwarted the full possibilities for extensive growth of the mercantile community by accepting a peace which was inconsistent with the war effort and the great victories of the war. This study examines the mercantile interests of the period, the role they played in both the war and the making of the Treaty of Paris, and the relationship between mercantile interests and the ministry.Price: $139.95 Tress, Harvey B.1989 0-88946-464-2 450 pages
Traces British governmental thought, policy, and action regarding strategic bombing from World War I to the end of 1940, the year in which the relatively unprofitable area-bombing campaign began. Policy-making at both the cabinet level and top level of the RAF is examined.Price: $259.95 Morris, Kate2000 0-7734-7805-1 488 pages
This monograph presents a detailed account of how the British government developed new techniques of public relations and propaganda during the Second World War and in the early post-war period to mobilize the British empire in the war effort and in a new imperial relationship of partnership. Through the efforts of the Colonial Office and Ministry of Information, they used propaganda to explain the war to populations in the empire and exhort them to maximize their war effort, and to educate the British public about imperial contributions. Propaganda was employed in the United States to combat the threat posed by American anti-imperialism. It was also used to promote racial tolerance in Britain and the empire. After the war, the long-term educative process aimed to contain the political aspirations of the Africans and white settler communities in East and Central Africa.Price: $279.95 Peterson, James W.2013 0-7734-4517-X 268 pages
Security issues in Southeast Europe are tricky because the region has been in turmoil for many years. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) stands out as a likely counterweight to the local problems that have plagued the region, and could serve as a stabilizing force. The book focuses on counter-terrorism measures that can be taken in Southeast Europe, specifically by NATO allies in the region.Price: $199.95 Stirk, Peter M.R.2005 0-7734-6112-4 164 pages
Carl Schmitt is one of the most contentious political theorists of the twentieth century. His complicity in Nazi Germany left him discredited yet he has continued to attract widespread attention as an insightful, if flawed, critic of the modern democratic order and its global ambitions. His assertion that ‘whoever invokes humanity is trying to cheat’ has been revived as a indictment of western especially American, intervention in the affairs of other countries. As a German philosopher Jürgen Habermas has noted Schmitt’s arguments potentially have a fatal appeal in the contemporary world. The essays in this volume explore related aspects of Schmitt’s arguments against intervention, about the concept of the enemy, political myth, occupation and the global order. In the light of the so-called war on terrorism, the occupation of Iraq and widespread hostility to American foreign policy, these arguments have gained new vitality, yet they are ultimately deceptive. This book examines both the reasons for the appeal of Schmitt’s arguments and the reasons why we should reject them.Price: $159.95 Linenthal, Edward Tabor1982 0-88946-921-0 284 pages
An interdisciplinary probe of attitudes towards war, the soldier, and the war hero in the United States from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam War.Price: $199.95 Carey, John J.1993 0-7734-9315-8 58 pagesPrice: $59.95 Hunt III, William Walter2008 0-7734-5081-5 216 pages
This work examines the relationship between religion and protest on the Japanese island of Okinawa by analyzing the intertwining of various religious beliefs, colonialism, and politics in the region.Price: $179.95 Gilley, Shirley A.1997 0-7734-8557-0 328 pages
Memories and experiences of the author on Adak between 1989-1994. Life on the isolated island foced the inhabitants - civilian, militry, dependent, employee, and Aleuts - to bond like family the experience of survival. With photographs.Price: $219.95 Armitage Jr., David2008 0-7734-5109-9 232 pages
Explores the tension between American desires for Europeans to share more of the defense burden without having to give up its leadership role and the European desires for greater defense autonomy without having to devote more resources toward military capabilities. It addresses the inadequacies of systemic international relations theories in explaining why the US supported a potentially competitive system with NATO. In addition, the study focuses on variables at the domestic level, such as fragmented political systems, divergent threat perceptions, and international relations in explaining US behavior toward European defense systems during these two discrete periods of time.Price: $179.95 Hartenian, Larry2003 0-7734-6775-0 408 pages
This study examines the role of the United States Military Government’s Information Control Division in reestablishing the German media during the post-world War II occupation of Germany. It investigates the actions taken by ICD to reestablish the media, the use of the German media as outlets for American propaganda, and the nature of ongoing ICD control over the German media.Price: $259.95 Murray, Gene2003 0-7734-6548-0 182 pages
Presents studies concerning press coverage of sensitive equal opportunity issues in the American military services during the close of the 20th century. After discussing the role of the mass media, the book deals with press coverage of sexual harassment, media coverage of reports on equal opportunity issues and race relations, and the press’s handling of gender-integrated training in the military services. The final chapter includes discussion of embedded reporters, coverage of Private First Class Jessica Lynch, and media credibility and responsibility.Price: $159.95 Mitchell, Matthew J.2006 0-7734-5860-3 132 pages
Within the federal government, nearly sixty investigative agencies exist. Except the multi-faceted Federal Bureau of Investigation, the majority hold jurisdiction over only a specific area of law, such as mail, income tax, or public lands. This myriad of civilian investigative agencies is in sharp contrast to the investigative agencies of the U.S. Armed Forces. Each branch relies on only one general agency to meet all of its investigative needs, while the federal civilian government relies on numerous specialized agencies. The central question addressed in this thesis is why or how has that contrast developed. Before addressing this central question, however, it is necessary to explore the history of investigations within the armed forces to determine the impetus for these agencies’ creation.
Despite a lack of published scholarship, enough data are available through government documents not only to trace the lineage of these agencies, but also to draw strong conclusions concerning their organizational structures, which are in contrast to those of the civilian investigative agencies. First, the gradual accruement of responsibilities by the federal government has resulted in numerous civilian agencies being created to meet specific investigative needs. Conversely, the Armed Forces’ investigative agencies were created to meet multiple investigative needs in the immediacy of war. Second, centralization was clearly a prerequisite for investigative autonomy within the military chain of command. Centralization affords organizational independence, which in turn severely limits the possibility of malicious interference with investigations from persons in positions of authority.
This study adds to the existing body of academic knowledge by exploring a previously untouched subject, one that, given the expanding role of the U.S. Armed Forces in criminal matters, is critically important to the discipline criminal justice science.Price: $139.95 Berget, Wilbur C.2008 0-7734-4918-3 500 pages
Written between 1941 and 1945, these personal, detailed letters serve as an important resource for World War II historians by illuminating the lives of ordinary soldiers.Price: $279.95 Bradley, Margaret2005 0-7734-5951-0 252 pages
The period prior to the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars was one of intense industrial espionage. Daniel Lescallier was one of France’s most influential spies, his main aim being to obtain information about the British navy. The context is the story of Daniel Lescallier and his other similar missions. The background is the history of the transfer of industrial technology and military secrets from England to the Continent during the eighteenth century.Price: $199.95 Bates, Brian2000 0-7734-7767-5 248 pages
Examining counterproliferation as a global phenomenon, the authors use an in-depth analysis of the Counterproliferation Initiative to develop a theoretical model of counterproliferation for the 21st century. Arguing that existing counterproliferation policy is the product of bureaucratic competition, the authors propose several modifications of existing policy. In the second half of the book, they use four case studies (Cuban Missile Crisis, Persian Gulf War, Osirak Reactor Raid, and Sudan) to identify factors that might contribute to an effective counterproliferation strategy. More specifically, the authors explore the relationship between the strength of an intelligence-gathering apparatus and the successful or unsuccessful elimination of weapons of mass destruction. The study concludes with observations and limited predictions regarding the future of counterproliferation.Price: $179.95 Carter, John J.2016 1-4955-00501-4 228 pages
The rise of the surveillance state is examined within the context of the developing American national intelligence community and the modern presidency during the period 1900-1960. Institutional, historical, and leadership models illustrate the ways in which the changing presidency, the domestic political environment, the perceived international threat environment, all contributed to the rise of the American surveillance state.Price: $179.95 Cutler, Leonard2008 0-7734-4997-3 372 pages
An examination of United States National Security Policy, since the events of September 11, 2001, from the perspective of American constitutional law.Price: $239.95 Wilson, John H. Jr.2000 0-7734-7724-1 204 pages
This is a dramatic record of one man’s service in the Pacific War. “Jack” Wilson began to take notes during training, and these notes developed into a diary of thoughts, movements, and events, especially after he was shipped overseas in January 1943. He served in New Caledonia, Australia, New Guinea, the Admiralty Islands, and the Philippines. Trained to be a baker in the Quartermaster Corps, instead of staying safely in the rear, he volunteered for hazardous duty and baked bread for troops on the front lines. Jack and his platoon saw the grisly residue of battle, and his diary is in part a startling contrast between the decency of his middle-class upbringing and the brutality of war. Another contrast is between tedium and excitement, as routine is interrupted by air raids and prisoners. Extensively annotated by Jack’s son, the diary is both personal and historical. With rare illustrations.Price: $179.95 Hallett, Brien2012 0-7734-3055-5 96 pages
The book describes the severe consequences of going after an ‘unconditional surrender’ during WWII. Instead of intimidating the enemies, it infuriated them, and created an insurgent effect and ill-will that made picking up the pieces after the war all the more difficult. Whether or not Japan actually agreed to an unconditional surrender is contested in this book, precisely because Japanese leaders did not want to completely submit to outside influence after the war in a “Super Versailles” like scenario that would hold back progress indefinitely.Price: $99.95 Hallett, Brien2012 0-7734-3053-9 88 pages
In this provocative book Hallett argues that dropping the atomic bomb on Japan had no impact on their surrender to America. What was more important was the threat of a Soviet and American invasion, and the Japanese government preferred to deal with America rather than have the Soviets turn the country communist.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were certainly evil, but how evil? Evil in which way? Conventionally, their evil has been explained away by repeating that the atomic bombings ‘ended the war to save lives.’ If true, the evil was not truly evil.
In this book, Professor Hallett challenges this all too comforting explanation. If lives were saved, then how many were saved, he asks? Did bombs cause the surrender of Japan; or was the Soviet involvement in the Pacific another influence among many that coincided with the end of the war?
Reviewing the dramatic events of August, 1945, Hallett concludes that few, if any lives were saved and that the dropping of the atomic bombs was merely coincidental with the ending of the war. Instead, Soviet entry into the Pacific War was the immediate causal factor in the timing of the Japanese surrender. This study concludes that there was a banal evil induced by an ordinary lack of imagination on the part of President Truman and the American officials.Price: $99.95 DeGarmo, Denise2006 0-7734-5549-3 216 pages
This book seeks to provide an examination of the history and consequences of the atomic legacy of St. Louis and the Metro-East by appealing to historians, WWII enthusiasts, environmentalists, as well as individuals interested in domestic and international nuclear policy. Dating back to the beginning of the “Atomic Age,” 2.5 million cubic yards of radioactive wastes have been dispersed throughout the St. Louis area. This waste resulted from atomic weapons work carried out by Mallinckrodt Chemical Works for the US government under secret contract. Between 1942 and 1966, over 300,000 tons of uranium had been processed in the downtown St. Louis and Weldon Spring plants. While bits and pieces of information regarding the atomic legacy of St. Louis can be found on a number of internet sites and in a few historical accounts of the Manhattan Project, to date there has been no comprehensive study of the secret contracting effort that made Mallinckrodt Chemical Works one of the most important contributors to the atomic bomb project. Nor has there been adequate discussion of the long-term consequences of this atomic program on the health and environment of the community.Price: $179.95 Freeman, Terence M.1995 0-7734-8928-2 364 pages
This volume opens a window on the popular image of the British soldier and sailor from the Restoration through the end of the eighteenth century. For the student of the London stage, this book not only provides the military flavor of prologues, epilogues, songs, dances, music, spectaculars, mainpieces, and afterpieces, but also demonstrates the contribution of casting and staging. For the student of British military history, it demonstrates how dramatic entertainments provided insights on field and shipboard life, recruitment, impressment, pay, and the militia. It also illustrates how active stagecraft recreated the sights, sounds and smells of the man-of-war and camp.Price: $239.95 Spiegel, Steven L.2002 0-7734-7959-7 392 pages
This study examines the political process of nuclear decision-making and explores attitudes toward nuclear proliferation in the Middle East and how they impact the peace process. The major countries in the region are examined from several viewpoints to highlight the most critical issues and problems facing the region.Price: $239.95 Gugliuzzo, Elina2015 1-4955-0386-0 264 pages
“This research provides a good overview of the importance of arsenals in the Early Modern naval, military, economic, and social history of the Mediterranean, focusing on four case studies in a comparative framework.”
Associate Professor of Economic History,
University of PalermoPrice: $199.95 Whisker, James B.1996 0-7734-9019-1 272 pages
Anna Ella Carroll, a politically active woman, usually a Republican, who was the architect of Lincoln's military plan to cut the CSA in half, may be one of the most significant and influential, if bigoted and controversial, figures of nineteenth-century American political thought. The Great American Battle is her magnum opus. This edited edition contains an original and well-researched introduction, and notes of explanation on the text, clarifying for the reader some of Carroll's references and allegories. The introductory section discusses the two people who figure prominently in the manuscript, former President Millard Fillmore (many thought she and he would wed after his wife died) and Bishop Hughes, the object of many of Carroll's attacks.Price: $199.95 Schweizer, Karl W.1989 0-88946-465-0 312 pages
Contributes toward re-assessment of the Anglo-Prussian alliance and illuminates the mechanics of the international system of the period. Relies extensively on previously unconsulted official and private papers.
Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to ScholarshipPrice: $219.95 Spiker, Kevin R.2013 0-7734-1473-8 244 pages
Established by an act of Congress, the Armory at Springfield would be instrumental in the successes of the American military from the Revolution to well into the twentieth century. The institution, as well as the individuals within its employ, demonstrates the complexity of the world of politics, history, and military affairs. This book details the history of the Springfield Armory. Price: $179.95 Scott, Mark2006 0-7734-5800-X 244 pages
This work is a collection of American eyewitness accounts of one of the most hazardous military operations of World War II - the Murmansk Run. From 1941 to 1945 convoys of U.S. merchant ships transported cargoes to the northern Russian ports of Murmansk, Archangel, and Molotovsk. The itinerary included the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Iceland, and the USSR. The convoys faced numerous mortal threats, often simultaneous, on their way to Russia. While in the USSR, crew members then had to contend with the many peculiarities of the Soviet environment. This work is a contribution to scholarship in that 1) the often unvarnished accounts are based on interviews conducted with both Merchant Marine and Navy veterans of the convoys; 2) the accounts detail not only combat operations, but also describe the interaction of U.S. personnel with the populace of Stalin’s Russia; 3) only one account in the collection has been previously published; and 4) the book includes previously unpublished photographs of wartime Murmansk. The collection should be of interest to libraries in the U.S, Canada, U.K., and Russian Federation, as well as to the general reading public.Price: $179.95 Thompson, Thomas W.2003 0-7734-6538-3 344 pages
This work provides information previously unavailable to the wider scholarly community: the role of the US Air Force in advancing information and electronics technology. The Air Force established a far-reaching research effort upon becoming a separate service in 1947 and maintains it today. Rome Laboratory, established in 1951, became the Air Force’s primary ground electronics laboratory. Relying on previously classified as well as documentation in the public sphere, this work details Air Force involvement in the development of radio, radar, communications satellites, computers, solid state devices, and photonics. The Cold War serves as backdrop until the last chapter, when attention shifts to more contemporary activities. Each chapter examines an Air Force mission, the technologies employed to accomplish it, and Rome Laboratory’s role. Originality and unique documentation make this work a must-read for those interested in the history of science and technology, Air Force and Department of Defense roles in the information revolution, military history, Cold War history, and the social and economic impact of Air Force R&D on the communities of central New York.Price: $219.95 Sokolsky, Joel J.1992 0-7734-9602-5 428 pages
In this volume, noted scholars from both sides of the border explain the multi-faceted character of fifty years of defense cooperation. Part I begins by examining the efforts of both countries to secure the continent during WWII, then goes on to place bilateral military cooperation in the broader context of western collective defense during the Cold War. Part II looks closely at the past, present and future of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, Canada-U.S. naval cooperation and the prospects for trans-Atlantic security relations. This volume provides a rich anthology on the defense partnership which will be an invaluable tool for both the beginner and veteran scholar of Canada-U.S. relations.Price: $259.95 Corfield, Justin2008 0-7734-5132-3 220 pages
This work addresses the lack of research on events in Africa during the First World War. The author cites nearly two thousand articles, archives, books, journals, and government and public records related to the topic, all of which are subject to four extensive indices providing comprehensive cross references.Price: $179.95 Meilinger, Phillip S.2013 0-7734-4465-3 400 pages
The Strategic Air Command (SAC) was formed to deter war against the emerging Soviet threat –and to fight and win a war if deterrence failed.
This fascinating history of SAC will weave together six themes shaping the command during its first decade of existence: mission, message, education, technology, intelligence gathering and analysis, and leadership. All of these were crucial but the last is perhaps primus inter pares. General Curtis E. LeMay was the commander of SAC from 1948 to 1957. His leadership and drive were fundamental to the successful evolution of the command.Price: $239.95 Rodgers, Russ2008 0-7734-4988-4 404 pages
Written by an expert in modern insurgency doctrine for the United States armed forces, this work skillfully blends issues of contemporary relevance with
modern and medieval historical background. The work is unique in bringing
Islamic texts to the discussion.Price: $259.95 Tkacik, Michael P.2002 0-7734-6901-X 356 pages
This book contributes to the scholarship on nuclear strategy by proposing an alternative strategy to both current U.S. nuclear strategy which emphasizes speed of attack, and critical recommendations that urge decoupling U.S. nuclear weapons from delivery vehicles. It advocates adopting instead a U.S. nuclear operational doctrine of delayed retaliation.Price: $239.95 Nicklas, Steven1995 0-7734-9104-X 384 pages
This volume elucidates the effects of Roman military deployment and political control on the distribution of coinage in the late Roman Empire, dealing quantitatively with archaeological numismatics: site-find material. A separate corpus was compiled for each of the 12 dioceses created by Diocletian at the beginning of the fourth century (except the Dioceses of Pontica), and an effort was made to collect data from at least five sites within each province of each diocese. In the final analysis, a sample population of approximately 65,000 coins was compiled from 135 archaeological sites across the Empire. Numismatic data was then utilized to provide evidence, or supplement existing evidence for Roman military activity in specific regions.Price: $239.95 Melko, Matthew2001 0-7734-7429-3 375 pagesPrice: $239.95 Madsen, Wayne1999 0-7734-8002-1 544 pages
This book is the first published in the United States that provides an in-depth examination of the covert intrigue that transpired in Africa during the 1990s. the events that occurred in the Great Lakes region are presented in the context of how outside players – notably the United States and France – used their considerable military and intelligence to tip the balance of economic power in Africa. The result was a loss of influence for France and ad dramatic gain for the United States., America's gaining of influence was not without tremendous price. The book describes the Rwandan genocide of 1994 and suggest that the United States was not merely an innocent bystander to the events that led to the most systematic mass killing of humans since world War II. The book also introduces the world of international mining and the dubious nature of the network of investors and agents of influence that support the mining industry. The unlikely confluence of African, American, Southeast Asian and even Arkansas politics had tremendous consequences for many disparate players, including the Clinton administration, the Habyarimana regime in Rwanda Marshal Mobutu of Zaire, and the peoples of Sierra Leone, Congo, and Angola. This is the first major work focusing on US covert military operations in Africa, exposing the covert war and corporate interests that have benefited from the US intervention in both the diamond and killing fields of Africa.Price: $319.95 O’Sullivan, Patrick M.2001 0-7734-7626-1 232 pagesPrice: $179.95 Segal, Deann Bice2005 0-7734-6282-1 160 pages
Many rural communities in South Carolina share a place in World War II history that has largely been forgotten. From 1943 to 1946, towns such as Aiken, Florence, Camden, Spartanburg, and York were enthusiastic hosts for a special group of laborers: German prisoners of war. These prisoners from the North African, Sicilian, and European campaigns filled needed jobs, mostly in agriculture, all across the nation. In South Carolina, prison camps were established in rural areas where labor was needed in agriculture, the lumber industry, and a few manufacturing jobs. Prisoner labor was also used on military bases to free civilian and army personnel for front-line duty.
By the end of W.W.II, over 425,000 German, Italian, and Japanese prisoners were interned in prisoner of war camps in the United States. In South Carolina, the War Department established more than twenty camps in seventeen counties housing 8,000 to 11,000 German prisoners. These prisoners provided much needed labor in agricultural communities and were often the only direct connection with the "enemy" experienced on the home front.
This book explores the general policies of the United States toward captured prisoners of war and to analyze their implementation in South Carolina from the perspectives of the American officials, the German prisoners, and the communities that housed the camps. This book examines the history of prisoners of war in South Carolina, focusing on life behind the wire, the labor performed by POWs, and the impact of this labor in South Carolina, the adherence to the Geneva Convention, attitudes that influenced policies for the treatment of prisoners, local reaction to the POWs and their labor, as well as the prisoners' impressions of the conditions in which they were held.Price: $139.95 Coumbe, Arthur T.2018 1-4955-0664-2 908 pages
In this study, Dr. Coumbe and Mr. Taylor trace the history of religion at West Point from 1813, when the first academy chaplain was appointed, until 2015. It explores the development and evolution of the Academy's chaplaincy, analyzes its struggle with conflicting constitutional principles, and details the way it handled the increasingly diverse makeup of its cadet corps. The authors address several topical issues, most notably, perhaps, the supposed Evangelical over representation in and the growing secularization of the military. Scattered throughout this narrative is a consideration of the civil-military relations aspects of religion in the Army's oldest and most storied commissioning source.Price: $399.95 Leslie, Paul1997 0-7734-8666-6 70 pages
Essays presented here provide analyses of war in the post-modern era, specifically the Persian Gulf War. Scholars interested in war, applications of post-modern theory, the media, communications, a history of modern warfare, and international affairs will find the analyses illuminating, applicable as they are to any post-modern combative event, such as Chechnea or Bosnia. The introduction details the focus of each paper, and the concluding chapter connects them conceptually, offering a new, post-modern perspective of war.Price: $79.95 Woods, Jr., Naurice Frank2013 0-7734-4483-1 820 pages
A timely and authoritative text by an important scholar of African American Studies that gives a comprehensive and accessible account of the role of African Americans in the U.S. military history from the American Revolution to the Korean War.
A clear-eyed account of the blatant injustice and horrendous societal waste documented with painstaking research and ethical resolve to show the indomitable will and intent on the part of countless African Americans to uphold and protect a nation committed, at least on paper, to universal human rights.Price: $499.95 Wallis, Frank H.2009 0-7734-4675-3 384 pages
This book examines British empire building in South Asia in the final decades of East India Company hegemony in India. It traces the history of military expeditions west of the Indus and north of the Sutlej rivers into Afghanistan, Sind, Gwalior, and Punjab. These are critical episodes in the history of empire as it manifested itself in the sub-continent in the middle of the nineteenth century, as an interdisciplinary case study to test theories of imperialism.Price: $239.95 Christensen, Charles R2002 0-7734-6965-6 244 pagesPrice: $179.95 Ramsberger, Peter F.2012 0-7734-2654-X 512 pages
The authors attempt extensive quantitative research into the recruitment and classification practices used by the United States Army over the course of the last century. They analyze which techniques are successful in retaining qualified soldiers, and compare conscription to volunteer armies to see which is more cost effective. The study ranges from the Revolutionary War all the way until the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars.Price: $299.95 Lauck-Dunlop, Penny L.2013 0-7734-4541-2 228 pages
Democratic governments who need public opinion on their side to make decisions use different strategies to win popular support for their wars. This book chronicles that process in specific how popular support for the Iraq Wars were won by the two Bush Presidents, and how the leaders can often twist the truth. There is a tacit assumption that the public wants to trust the President, and that there are things the leaders know that the general public is not privy to. In certain cases, like wars of retaliation, little marketing is necessary. The use of polling data can also aide the government in determining with certainty which marketing strategies will convince people to support the war policy.Price: $179.95 Métraux, Daniel A.2017 1-4955-0543-X 268 pages
Dr. Metraux’s study uses seven Western writers who reported on the Russo-Japanese War from behind Japanese lines. The author examines how personal bias and media censorship can affect the flow of information from journalists to the general public, making this book incredibly topical in today’s world of journalistic reporting.Price: $199.95 Haugen, Douglas Mark2010 0-7734-1416-9 228 pages
This work is the first comprehensive contribution to studies in American political
development with an international focus. This book explores the conditions that
produced foreign policy change, by examining the intellectual development within naval reform communities. Special emphasis is placed upon bureaucratic autonomy, organizational competition, and the reformulation of strategic doctrine.
Preemption and state building, we have been told, are necessary for the application of U.S. military power to promote democracy in strategic areas throughout the world. Why? What is the origin of this assumption? Moreover, what transformed U.S. foreign policy - from a doctrine of isolation, to a doctrine of parity, to one of containment, to one of global Empire? I will consider the first question in light of late nineteenth-century military doctrine. I evaluate competing explanations of naval reform and U.S. foreign policy during the period. I contend that current explanations are inadequate and fail to locate the mechanism of policy change.
Chapters four, five, and six trace the development of an epistemic community that began operational planning during the 1880s. The community forged an intellectual consensus and created support networks to act upon their preferences. Chapters four and five trace the pattern of battleship advocacy from 1889 until 1896, focusing upon the process by which the community mobilized support to advance battleship legislation. Bureaucratic entrepreneurship captured political and special interest support, however, bureaucratic entrepreneurship did not require demonstrated capacity. Chapter six details the triumph of the imperial doctrine. The conclusion will speculate how my state-centered approach might apply to different services, in different periods.Price: $179.95 Pérez Rodríguez, Eva M.2012 0-7734-2615-9 276 pages
This volume offers a study of sixteen novels by British authors published between 1990 and the present which address the topic of the Second World War. This study analyzes how these novels employ a variety of techniques and focus on private, anonymous individuals rather than the large historical events, to deal with recurring themes such as the repetitive nature of history and the impossibility of objective historiography.Price: $199.95 Schmidt, David Andrew2000 0-7734-7825-6 232 pages
Three former comfort women, Koreans, broke their silence in 1991 and sued the Japanese government and requested a formal apology and reparations. Their lawsuit made the international community aware of the ianfu issue, which had been concealed for half a century.Price: $179.95 Smith, Polly J.2007 0-7734-5401-2 236 pages
Investigates the significance of military institutions and their impact on metropolitan level racial and ethnic segregation. By examining the level of segregation, racial composition, and neighborhood characteristics, in neighborhoods considered to be highly impacted by a military institution, the objectives are (1) to demonstrate an institutional effect on segregation at the metropolitan-level; and (2) to assess the social and geographic impact of military institutions in locations where they are dominant. To achieve these objectives, U.S. census data, institutional policy, and community housing market analyses are examined to illustrate the impact of military and institutional policies on metropolitan level segregation and other socioeconomic characteristics.Price: $179.95 Dizboni, A. G.2011 0-7734-1513-0 368 pages
The author examines jihad
from an historical discursive perspective, taking account of the economic and cultural contexts in which the doctrine first developed in Islamic law, as well as the doctrine’s applicability to international law and relations.
Named for the Law and Society Association's 2012 Herbert Jacob Book Prize.Price: $239.95 Budani, Donna M.2003 0-7734-6880-3 216 pages
This book provides an in-depth cultural study that will interest scholars in anthropology, women’s studies, and history. In particular it presents a study of Orsognese women’s narratives of their experience in World War II, presenting a detailed account of the author’s ethnographic field practice showing that the patterns that emerge from the narratives are an integral part of the contemporary Orsognese social context. It examines these as concepts of sociability, relatedness, and community, based on principles of social interaction the Orsognese women manifested in their social practice.Price: $179.95 Cap, Jean-Pierre2013 0-7734-4074-7 384 pages
This book is a report on Spain written in Madrid by the French diplomat Jean-Francois de Bourgoing when France was becoming increasingly involved in the American Revolution. At that time the French were pressing the Spaniards to join them. Bourgoing first describes Spanish society on religiosity, the Church and the Inquisition. His perspective is that of a disciple of Voltaire. His description of the various governmental bodies, the economy and foreign trade, especially with Spain’s vast colonial empire including the Indies, was designed to be practical for French policy makers. The final chapters on the Court and the state of the arts in Spain reveal Bourgoing’s chauvinism. His secularism, typical of France’s enlightened elite, was to culminate in the French Revolution a decade later.Price: $239.95 Fowler, Corbin1987 0-88946-330-1 272 pages
A summary and evaluation of issues and arguments surrounding the new nuclear arms race as it developed from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s.Price: $199.95 Kimbrough, Mary1990 0-88946-744-7 252 pages
The first biography in English of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, first Frenchman to organize a voyage of discovery around the world. Explores French naval history of the 18th century and Bougainville's place within it. Examines the French research which has been done since 1964 and into which few American scholars have delved. Chapters include "Canada and the Seven Years War," "The Falklands Colony," "Latin-American Interlude," and individual chapters devoted to each phase of Bougainville's journey. Supplemented by numerous maps, bibliography, and index.In Stowe's writings Kimball perceives "a `Protestant Mariology' in which HBS stressed the role of the mother of Jesus. . . . There is valuable information in this book, especially in the third chapter, `Salvation Found in Womanhood.'" - Church HistoryPrice: $199.95 Cushing, Dana2001 0-7734-7425-0 472 pages
The Eracles text, a condensed Crusader chronicle driving from William of Tyre’s A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea, concerns the march to and campaigning in the Holy Land, focusing on the suffering and heroism of the First Crusaders as they sought to gain glory for God and establish a Christian state in a distant and misunderstood environment. In 1481, William Caxton produced a Middle English translation of this text, which he named A Boke Intituled Eracles, or Godeffroy of Boloyne. This two-volume set is the first treatment of Caxton’s work in over a century. It is the first ever modern English translation of the work, providing an easily accessible translation combined with contextual and critical information.
It examines two aspects of the Eracles chronicle. First, the book illuminates the history of the text by referring to the Latin and French ancestors of Caxton’s Eracles, as well as investigating Caxton’s methods, abilities and motivations. Previous treatments of the chronicle are examined, correcting discrepancies and providing alternative interpretations. Second, the book investigates the history in the text by using the latest research to further contextualize and clarify the military events described. The author has developed a striking new concept of understanding the interpersonal relationships between the Crusaders, allowing the reader to perceive the inner workings of the Crusade itself.Price: $279.95 Loo, Bernard Fook Weng2005 0-7734-6093-4 264 pages
The traditional understanding of strategic stability, as a condition wherein adversarial states refrain from waging a strategic war, is in the first place flawed as it conflates the concept with the wider issue of causes of war, it places too great an emphasis on arms racing and crisis management, and it has focused too much on nuclear strategy. This study situates the concept directly with the phenomena of accidental or inadvertent wars, and proposes an understanding of strategic stability as a condition wherein policy-makers do not feel pressured into knee-jerk decisions concerning the use of military force. This study proposes a framework of conventional strategic stability. It includes a geographic and strategic cultural milieu that frames the processes by which policy-makers and strategic planners identify and assess the threat posed by potential adversaries. It directs attention away from armaments to other military-strategic factors such as interpretations of strategic doctrines and intelligence and early warning processes. Finally, drawing from the Clausewitzian politics-war paradigm, it focuses on how domestic and external political conditions provide clues as to how and why strategic stability either maintains or fails, because decisions for war are ultimately political in nature.Price: $199.95 Smith-Daugherty, Rhonda L.2022 1-4955-0978-8 140 pages
From the author's Introduction (pg.3):
"As the First World War (1914-1918) faded into history, it is remembered for its great carnage, fields of red poppies, and new technology like the airplane, that revolutionized the conflict. This is the story of some of the aviators who helped shape aerial combat in their war and wars to come. Some of these early war birds were Americans, like Eugene Bullard who joined the French Foreign Legion prior to America's entrance into the war and then flew for the French Air Corps. Other air minded Americans joined the war effort by enlisting in Canada and from there, joined the British Royal Air Corps. Some of the aviators profiled are well known such as Manfred von Richthofen, the celebrated "Red Baron," who brought down eighty Allied airplanes, becoming the Great War's most proficient killer in the sky. Others, like Alfred Cunningham, the father of Marine Corps aviation, is less known but played an important role in advancing air warfare. The final essay looks at the symbols aviators adopted to identify, inspire and bring cohesion to their particular group and the mascots who brought love and companionship if only for a little while."Price: $139.95 Miller, Andrew P.2006 0-7734-5588-4 124 pages
This book addresses the question of military disengagement from politics in states emerging from prolonged cycles of military intervention in politics. The case of El Salvador is particularly interesting given the decades of repeated intervention by the Salvadoran military. These cycles of military intervention indicate that intervention in politics is seen by the military as part of their job. Long-term military disengagement, therefore, comes from a change in the military’s self-identity and orientation toward intervention in politics because the military will always have the ability to intervene due to their preponderance of force. The case study approach is used in order to discern the historic difficulties facing permanent removal of the Salvadoran military from politics and the prospects for the future. As the preponderant holder of force is society, the military will disengage from politics when external pressures elicit a voluntary withdrawal based upon the military’s perception of those external pressures and the possibility of a face-saving return to the barracks with a maximum preservation of power and prestige.Price: $139.95 Falola, Toyin1994 0-7734-9130-9 252 pagesPrice: $199.95 Ostrovsky, Max2017 1-4955-0623-1 384 pages
The focus of this monograph is to look at how the world reconstitutes itself into a single geostrategic space. It looks the process chronologically, beginning with pre-Modern regional military expansions and continues to the present day.Price: $239.95 Kelly, J. Landrum Jr.1995 0-7734-8909-6 48 pages
This reprint of "Militerrorism", a chapter from Kelly's recently published Conscientious Objections (Mellen, 1994) seeks to show that, among all of the trendy empirical studies of terrorism, there are enduring questions of an ethical and theological nature that bear upon the question of how best to proceed in the fight against the use of terror. It points to the ethical contradiction of using state-sponsored violence and terror to fight violence and terror. It aims to make people more willing to take seriously an ethical framework which defends a morality of "perfect means", an ethic that requires, in the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., that "the means must be as pure as the ends." Critical Questions SeriesPrice: $59.95 Whisker, James B.1992 0-7734-9553-3 216 pages
This is a succinct comparative study of civilian militias, covering a vast amount of material frequently overlooked in conventional military history. Not only examines American, European, Asian, and Middle East militias, but also discusses the traditions of political thinking about the role of citizen soldiers as distinct from professional or mercenary military class.Price: $179.95 Wolfe, James2011 0-7734-1447-9 264 pages
examines the ways in which existing leadership models and related concepts can be better integrated in order to provide a more developed explanation of leadership failure. The concept of the emotional tone of the group provides an integrative concept for understanding the impact of the leader at the group level. The narratives also emphasize the importance of understanding leadership and followership within a wider social context.Price: $199.95 Dague, Everett Thomas2006 0-7734-5613-9 248 pages
The original archival research contained in this work redefines the nature and position of Napoleon’s Ministry of War. Under the First Empire the Ministry developed as a combined action of competing administrative authorities. Stable and self-referencing, the Ministry was flexible, which reflected its growing professionalization. Under the Ancien Regime, the Revolution, and the early Empire administrative officers were often chosen for other reasons than administrative ability, and always subject to the influence of military and civilian outsiders. This work examines the development of the army’s field and bureaucratic administrative operations. This examination includes the creation of a professional class of administrators during the course of the seventeenth century and, in particular, during the French Revolution and the bureaucratic development of the Ministry of War between 1799 and 1814.
While the field and bureaucratic operations are surveyed as an evolving process, the work also introduces sociometrical analysis by tracking the Napoleonic careers of the major military administrative figures, in particular Minister of War Henri Clarke. The successes and failures of the war administrative bureaucracy are considered by examining the relationships between ministerial-level administrators.
The conclusion stresses the long-term impact of the Napoleonic military-administrative experience by discussing the restructuring of the Restoration ministry of war. The reestablishment of the Napoleonic model of military administration in the post-Napoleonic period, and the reemergence of Napoleonic administrative professionals and institutions, created a condition which affected French social, military and political development into the twentieth century.Price: $179.95 Eke, Kenoye K.1990 0-88946-171-6 216 pages
A book that arose from debates in Nigeria's academic circles in the late 1970s on Nigeria's foreign policy under the two military regimes that preceded the second republic, with special emphasis on the question of whether Nigeria's foreign policy under the Muhammed/Obasanjo regime represented a continuation of or change from that of its predecessor, the Gowon regime.Price: $179.95 Salih, Abdelrahim M.2012 0-7734-2594-2 448 pages
An engaging historical examination of the Manasir people of the Sudan and their battles with the British in the late nineteenth century. This study surveys the historical evidence, both written and oral.Price: $259.95 Frederiksen, John C.1989 0-88946-031-0 192 pages
Capsule biographies and illustrations from the "golden age of American military portraiture" place the lives of a remarkable generation of military officers in proper historical perspective.Price: $159.95 Cassels, Nancy G.1991 0-7734-9686-6 169 pages
These essays assess some of the leading forces behind cultural encounter in the formative period 1785-1857. Assesses the importance of Orientalist scholars, the Utilitarian historian James Mill, soldiers and sepoys of the `Garrison State', and Evangelical missionaries in the colonial and, where sources permit, subaltern context of the East India Company regime.Price: $159.95 Nikitin, N.I.1999 0-7734-3130-6 100 pages
The book is devoted to the initial stage of the Siberian Cossacks – the origin and formation of the first Cossacks’ “forces” in the Trans-Ural . On a strictly documented basis, the author shows the role of the Siberian Cossacks in the annexation of Siberia to the Russian state, in the exploration and developing of Northern Asia, and reveals the sources of the astonishing fortitude and military craftsmanship of the Cossacks of Asian Russia.Price: $99.95 LePore, Herbert P.2003 0-7734-6614-2 348 pages
This book is an historical study about the convening and subsequent failures of naval disarmament treaty conferences during the 1920s and 1930s. It shows the pre-existing unwillingness of major naval powers to relinquish their large navies – no matter the cost – because of their mutual distrust. The monograph examines the roles of the politicians, diplomats, and naval hierarchies, weaving the human element into the study of naval doctrine and technology, world events, and the influence of these factors upon the treaties. The book examines why naval disarmament failed, alluding to issues such as isolationism, failure of diplomacy, old grudges, lack of substantive communication, and non-existence of supervision mechanisms necessary to safeguard disarmament treaties. It concludes by briefly looking at what has happened to naval disarmament since World War II.Price: $219.95 DeRouen, Karl Jr.2001 0-7734-7564-8 172 pages
This study adds to the foreign policy decision making literature by furthering an understanding of the convergence between foreign policy and domestic politics. It is also relevant to conflict theory, in particular the diversionary use of force. It uses a simultaneous design to tap the interdependence between politics, the economy, and force. Statistical analyses reveal that the unemployment and Soviet crisis activity had positive impacts on levels of US force. Ongoing war had a negative impact. Uses of force also lead to a significant rally effect in presidential approval. It offers explanations of the use of force decision process based upon the noncompensatory theory. Two case studies are presented: Dien Bien Phu, 1954, and Grenada, 1983. Finally, the study discusses the benefits of substituting domestic economic management and collective security for military force.Price: $159.95 Whisker, James B.2004 0-7734-6454-9 172 pages
This book covers both public and private martial arms contracting in the Commonwealth of Virginia, c. 1660 to 1865. The book focuses on the manufacture of arms by cottage industry gunsmiths who provided arms during the War for Independence; attempts to manufacture and repair arms during the Revolution in state-operated and private armories; attempts at the purchase of arms after the Revolution; private contract arms; and the operation of the state-owned Virginia Manufactory of Amrs.Price: $159.95 Edgerton, Robert B.2004 0-7734-6266-X 235 pages
This book describes and eva1uates the turn-of-the-century foray by the U.S. into imperialism. It describes our conflict with Spain. over the sinking of the battleship USS Maine in Cuba followed by our invasion of the island and its seizure. It also describes our seizure of Puerto Rico from Spain. That island today stands as the oldest colony in the world and the author proposes that it is a place with no independence or political rights. The annexation of Hawaii that took place at the same time is also examined as is the seizure of Guam and the invasion and eventual conquest of the Philippines after many years of bloody combat. Finally the book assesses the impact of these imperialistic adventures on US politics at that time and over the years since.Price: $179.95 Eubank, Damon2004 0-7734-6495-6 180 pages
Scholarship on any war naturally tends to center on military events and military personalities. Political history is often mingled with military history as to how the political actions are reflected on the battlefield. Only recently have military historians begun to examine the social ramification of war on the soldiers of the battle front and the civilians of the home front. This study examines the impact of the Mexican War on both the public and private lives of Kentucky citizens. Coming only a little more than a decade before the titanic struggle we call the American Civil War, the Mexican War has been overshadowed by the greater conflict. While some fine overview and good biographies exist, regional and state studies are far more difficult to come by. This study looks at the deeply divided state of Kentucky and its response to the Mexican War. Kentucky’s division reflects the larger American division. Hopefully, more regional and local studies about this critical era in American history will be forthcoming.Price: $159.95 Jones, Barbara G. Haney2009 0-7734-3850-5 590 pages
This book traces the history of the USS Casablanca
(CVE-55) from her conception to her sale for scrap after the end of World War II. Her existence is placed in contexts of place and time as she served as a platform for training precommissioning crews of future sister ships and for pilots as they qualified for carrier duty, and then as she carried men, aircraft, and supplies into the Pacific and brought troops and damaged aircraft back to the West Coast. Casablanca
’s history is told as seen through the eyes of the men who served aboard her; their stories were obtained mainly through personal interviews and memoirs.Price: $319.95 Coumbe, Arthur T.2022 218 pages
With Co-Author Nathan C. Jones.
The focus of this book is on the evolution of the U.S. Army officer accessions in the First World War and its aftermath. The authors discuss how the Army selected, educated, and trained its officers as it transitioned from an expeditionary force to an organization centered on directing a nation-at-arms.Price: $179.95 Coumbe, Arthur T.2019 1-4955-0773-4 344 pages
Dr. Arthur Coumbe and William Taylor break down the political history of the Chaplain's post at West Point from the foundation of the post to the modern era. The two scholars break down the Chaplain post, its duties, and the nature of the post in the modern era and its role in the military.Price: $59.95 Coumbe, Arthur T.2020 1-4955-0774-2 344 pages
Dr. Arthur Coumbe and William Taylor break down the political history of the Chaplain's post at West Point from the foundation of the post to the modern era. The two scholars break down the Chaplain post, its duties, and the nature of the post in the modern era and its role in the military.Price: $39.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8559-7 418 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8561-9 450 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8563-5 440 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8565-1 432 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8567-8 438 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8569-4 432 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Horne, Charles F.1997 0-7734-8571-6 402 pages
A reprint of the 1923 definitive series Source Records of the Great War. Presenting documents from government archives and other authoritative sources, with outlines, narratives, indices, chronologies, and courses of reading on sociological movements and individual national activities. Includes texts of speeches, cartoons, maps.Price: $259.95 Herrick, Robert W.2003 0-7734-6897-8 444 pages
This exhaustive study is a sequel to the authors earlier work, Soviet Naval Theory and Policy: Gorshkovs Inheritance (1917-1956) (Naval War College Press, 1988). It begins with a summary of that work, and a wealth of previously classified material has been exploited in preparing this and subsequent chapters. This included the restricted distribution issues from 1975-1980 of the journal of the Soviet Armed Forces General Staff, Voennaya mysl (Military Thought).
The scarlet thread that ran through the entire history of the Soviet Navy is that of the debate over the nature of command of the sea and its significance for naval strategy. Entwined with that was a continuing debate as to the Navys requirement for aircraft carriers as the indispensable ship type for executing whatever command-of-the-sea strategy was accepted at the moment. Always present was the Armys vehement opposition to the Navy being funded to construct any aircraft carriers whatsoever. This fascinating story is set out in the most complete detail possible from available sources. Having all the evidence on the record and available should prove to be a helpful point of departure for future students of the Russian Navys theory and shipbuilding policy.Price: $259.95 Kim, Kwang-Jin2008 0-7734-5126-9 224 pages
This study examines the causal relationship among pre and intra-dispute information and decision-makers’ decisions in determining the evolution of militarized disputes. Revealing that pre-dispute information is related to intra-dispute decision-making, this work serves as a guide for leaders during times of militarized disagreements by gearing them toward empirical modeling to incorporate analytical accounts into historical events.Price: $179.95 Carter, George E.2001 0-7734-7497-8 404 pages
At the age of 54, Joshua Breyfogle, a tailor from a small town in Central Ohio, left his wife and six children and enlisted in the Union army, serving for four years as a soldier in infantry and cavalry units in both the Eastern and Western theaters of the conflict. These letters and account books are gems in terms of detailed and descriptive accounts of what was happening to him and to his sons all through the War, providing an excellent source for a social history of the United States in the 19th century, as well as shedding new light on the Civil War soldier as an individual.Price: $259.95 Belfiglio, Valentine J.2001 0-7734-7558-3 164 pages
This unique volume explores Roman amphibious warfare from the assault against Carthage in 204 BC to the invasion of Britain in 43 AD. It examines the nature, capabilities, limitations, and characteristics of Roman amphibious operations within a framework conceived by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Standard works about Roman sea power lack discussion of this important topic. It will interest scholars of ancient and military history, marine warfare, as well as those in military academies.Price: $159.95 LaMonica, Jeffrey2021 1-4955-0865-X 128 pages
The United States Army’s 1916 Punitive Expedition into Mexico is one of the lesser known and more misunderstood military campaigns in US history. General Francisco “Pancho” Villa and his army of Villistas’ attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico in March 1916 instigated a US invasion of Mexico. Over the next eleven months, Brigadier General John J. Pershing led ten thousand US soldiers in search of Villa and his troops across the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Pershing’s expedition and the National Guard’s border defense resulted in ten battles and skirmishes, dozens of US casualties, and hundreds of Mexican casualties. This title includes 4 color photos and 8 black and white photos.Price: $139.95 Rogal, Samuel J.2021 1-4955-0896-X 204 pages
This volume begins with an introductory essay providing "background to the Scutari hospitals: an outline of events leading to and during the war in the Russian Crimea; an overview of mid-nineteenth-century Scutari; and discussions of the careers of Osborne and a small group of principal players in the military and political game of the Crimean War.
Then follow the texts of Osborne's letters to the London Times and the complete volume of his Scutari and Its Hospitals--both of which have been complemented by biographical and explanatory historical notes." -Samuel J. RogalPrice: $179.95 Anderson, Earl R.2022 1-4955-0983-4 400 pages
From the editor's Preface (pg. 6):
Biss's diary is researched and edited here for the first time. As far as I can tell, no Civil War historian has ever cited it as a source. And yet, Biss offers insight into certain elements of camp life, such as the roles of Methodism, temperance, forced marches, orders countermanded, constant worry about the danger of illness, and the prevalence of "camp rumor." To genealogists, Biss offers clues about Wisconsin ancestors. He offers insights about certain elements of the Western Theater, such as the Pioneer Corps and steamboat travel on the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. To accomplish these things, the diary requires editorial assistance because it is private and often allusive. My comments are attempts to imagine flesh on the bones of my third-great grandfather.Price: $239.95 Mitchell, Richard H.2014 0-7734-4303-7 392 pages
A first ever comprehensive study on the history of assassinations, political murders and terrorist acts that impeded Tokyo’s campaign to portray Japan’s international image as a “civilized” nation, fit to join the comity of Western advanced nations.Price: $239.95 Munir, Muhammad2018 1-4955-0649-5 584 pages
The concept of jihad
has been the subject of vigorous academic writings since 9/11. Literature on jihad
in most cases suggests that the phenomenon has been misunderstood and distorted. The self-declared jihadi
organizations, or non-State Islamic actors, have abused the doctrine of jihad
. Consequently, a common man's perception of Islam is to judge it to a large extent through his view of actions of the non-State Islamic actors such as al-Qa'ida
, Daish, Boko Haram, or local jihadists
organizations such as the Taliban rather than by the principles of Islamic law.Price: $319.95 An-hao Huang, Paul2010 0-7734-1332-4 484 pages
This research aims to examine how and why a continental-oriented China has shifted its maritime strategic orientation and naval force structure from its coast toward the far seas in an era of interdependent international system. Generally, China is an ancient continental land power with an incomplete oceanic awareness. With the transformation after the Cold War of China’s grand strategy from landward security to seaward security, maritime security interests have gradually become the most essential part of China’s strategic rationale. This book contains six color maps.Price: $279.95 Kadil, Ben J.2017 1-4955-0578-2 300 pages
This work is a narrative on the Mindanao War of 2003 and how it is viewed in the broader context of the Moro Wars, which has been fought between the Muslims and the Spaniards in the Philippines for nearly five centuries. It covers the history of the conflict between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines which began in 2003 and continues to the present.Price: $199.95 Thompson, David G.2004 0-7734-6422-0 555 pages
After Norway gained full independence from Sweden in 1905, it faced the challenge of maintaining its sovereignty as a small state caught in the midst of rivalries and conflicts among the great powers. This book examines how the armed forces played an important part in this policy through the end of World War I, followed by the steep decline in Norwegian defense spending and capabilities in the face of economic depression and apparent absence of international threats in 1918, the Labor government’s taking office in 1935 with Norway still lacking any clear military strategy or unified defense policy on the eve of World War II, the German invasion in 1940, and then the apparent danger of a Soviet invasion in 1948 that galvanized the government to make defense a priority, Norway’s NATO membership in 1949 and participation in the American Military Assistance Program in 1950, both reflecting Norway’s choice of collective security over non-alignment.Price: $319.95 Przetacznik, Frank1994 0-7734-9256-9 680 pages
This book demonstrates that, under contemporary principles of international law, war is an illegal institution in the international relations between States. War myths and fallacious doctrines meant to show the necessity of war are refuted and their falsehood and absurdity demonstrated. Also, it is established that the distinguished philosophers, political and social thinkers as well as statesmen, Eastern and Western, ancient and modern, consider war as a calamity or as a crime. All the documents concerning war from the establishment of the League of Nations to September 30, 1992 are also analyzed.Price: $359.95 Tengwall, David L.2010 0-7734-3614-6 520 pages
This study examines the major events that led to the Spanish control of Portugal in 1580 and the major causes of the revolt in 1640. Included is a detailed study
of the emergence of the Portuguese military, the social and economic conditions that played a decisive role during the Revolution, and the emergence of a national spirit that led to the defeat of one of the most politically and militarily powerful countries in seventeenth century Europe. This book contains fifteen black and white photographs.Price: $299.95 Rodgers, Russ2010 0-7734-1288-3 472 pages
This study examines the development of mobility doctrine in the United States compared with other European nations, particularly the purveyor of the blitzkrieg phenomenon, Germany. This work assesses how the two worldviews of mobility and position impacted doctrine, tank development, and leadership.Price: $279.95 Cutler, Leonard2005 0-7734-6209-0 380 pages
After the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11,2001 on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania which resulted in the unprecedented destruction of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the murder of several thousand people from eighty-seven countries, President George W. Bush proclaimed a national emergency and issued an executive order which for the first time in United States history permits the government to hold and prosecute by military commission stateless members of a terrorist organization in an undeclared war.
The study examines the nature and purpose of military commissions in American history that provides the context for their role as anticipated by the Bush Administration. It further examines the role of the President as Commander-in-Chief under Article II of the United States Constitution to issue his military orders on military commissions in an age of international terrorism, and the principal substantive procedures issued by the Pentagon to make the commissions fully operational. The study addresses the pivotal role of the United States Supreme Court in deciding landmark national security cases that could well test the very foundation of the balance of power in American government and considers the Administration's authority to declare American citizens as "enemy combatants" and detain them indefinitely without trial; and to hold non-citizen enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba without the opportunity to challenge the basis for their detention in any court of the United States. Finally the study considers whether the war on terror is of such a nature as to warrant expansion of the exercise of war power by the political branches of government. Critical long-term issues that impact on balancing civil liberties with national security interests are identified that must be addressed by the Congress and the Executive in confronting the continuing war on terrorism post-September 11.Price: $239.95 Jones, John Philip2009 0-7734-4741-5 308 pages
This book is unique among the vast literature on World War I in that it is a work of descriptive history that is integrated into an analysis of military strategy. This book contains fourteen black and white photographs.Price: $219.95 Crownover, Roger2001 0-7734-7549-4 184 pages
This volume examines the largely-unknown ‘Polar Bear’ odyssey – the North Russian Expeditionary Forces (made up mostly of soldiers from Michigan) who, along with some other Allied forces, went on fighting in the Russian arctic – supporting the Russian White Army fighting against the Russian Red Army after the war was over. It examines the panic that the Bolshevik Revolution caused in the Allied camp, the pressure that President Wilson received from the British to participate in the intervention, the reaction in Detroit, the local Red Scare, and the aftermath of the soldiers and the political ramifications.Price: $159.95 Daugherty, Leo J.2021 1-4955-0860-9 260 pages
Dr. Daugherty reviews the history of the United States Marine Corp in the First World War I. The subject includes the strategies and tactics, organization of the Corp at the time, and leading figures within the leadership of the Corp.Price: $199.95 Pritchard, R. John0 0-7734-8468-X
Within the emerging field of international law, this complete new edition of the complete transcripts of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial will be a necessity for all serious law libraries. Although an edition was published by Garland back in the 1980s, this new edition contains greatly expanded supporting materials, essays, corrected errata, and indexes. The original facsimile version was printed in four-up style, and the new Mellen edition is one-up, for easier reading and usage. The edition consists of 124 volumes (114 volumes of transcripts, 10 guide volumes), each approximately 500 pages. These will be indispensable volumes for studies in international criminal law, precedent, social psychology, modern military history, governmental relations, and other important fields. Although the inquiries focused on Japanese internal affairs and external relations from the period 1927-1945, there is also considerable information relating to earlier and later years. It is the largest collection of material in English on Japan and its relations with the outside world during this period.
Note: For more information on volumes and pricing, please contact the Order Department at 716-754-2788 Rodgers, Mark E.1999 0-7734-8198-2 624 pages
This study traces the history of the Confederate veteran pension system in Virginia, tracing all relevant state laws that had an impact on Confederate servicemen and their families. Another of the main goals was the development of information on all Confederate veterans and their widows who have received Virginia pension payments. This study will interest state regimental historians, American historians, policy-analysts examining state benefit programs, genealogists, individuals interested in the Civil War, librarians and archivists seeking access to the original veteran pension applications in the Virginia State Library's Archival Department in Richmond, state and Federal-level decision–makers examining the strengths and weaknesses of state-designed, -administered, and –implemented social programs, those interested in the policy process, and researchers interested in the destiny of the military loser. Includes photographs.Price: $339.95 Whisker, James B.2002 0-7734-7121-9 244 pagesPrice: $179.95 Whisker, James B.2002 0-7734-7117-0 260 pagesPrice: $199.95 Whisker, James B.2002 0-7734-7119-7 236 pagesPrice: $179.95 Whisker, James B.2002 0-7734-7111-1 272 pagesPrice: $199.95 Menon, P. K.1989 0-88946-587-8 212 pagesPrice: $179.95 Frankum, Ronald B. Jr.2001 0-7734-7612-1 356 pages
This study explains American motives and the decision-making process as it worked with Australia in Southeast Asia. It goes beyond other attempts at understanding the Australian-American arrangements, using valuable material newly released, which describes the evolution of American thinking, specifically during the presidencies of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. It also incorporates the American view on other aspects of Australian foreign policy, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and West New Guinea.Price: $239.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8603-8 220 pages
Examines the establishment of the Armory, early civilian superintendancy, the temporary takeover by Ordnance, the influence of the Hall rifle, annual manufacture and procurement, conversions, and includes a list of armorers there.Price: $179.95 Whisker, James B.1997 0-7734-8620-8 268 pagesPrice: $199.95 Ferrell, Henry C.2008 0-7734-5389-X 1428 pages
This study examines the United States’ rise to the status of world power during the first third of the twentieth century. Through necessity to defend against enemies in two world wars, the United States matured into the most powerful political entity of the era. In defining that course, commentators have frequently credited the military and presidents with this successful advance, while rarely mentioning the importance of Congress. It was Congress, however, which functioned as the initiating body for authorizing and appropriating defense legislation. To reveal Congress’s oft-hidden role, this study incorporates sources that have remained previously unexamined. Public and private documents, records of committee hearings, manuscript collections, and laws are analyzed and brought together to present a more complex portrayal of the time period.Price: $599.95 Dame, Frederick W.2003 0-7734-6601-0 344 pages
This study is one of the very few books that deals with how the United States changed its foreign policy from one-sided neutrality (i.e. its self-recognition as being neutral) to a policy of becoming an active belligerent as an associate power on the side of the allied powers, France and Great Britain. The study shows that the roots of America’s becoming an international power lie with the Monroe Doctrine and its numerous corollaries, and that politics of overseas possessions had already begun in 1859 with the claiming of the Midway Islands, in 1869 with the purchase of Alaska, continuing with the Spanish-American War, the Panama Canal, and Gunboat Diplomacy. All these developments, up to and including WWI, are discussed in light of the prevailing economic aspects of colonialism, foreign policy, and the framework of British, French, German, and American propaganda. The discussion of the sinking of the Lusitania includes the latest research. The presentation of the Zimmermann Telegram includes a new examination of the original coded copy of the telegram and a new English translation thereof, contrasted against the official translation as found in the Congressional document. The book’s appendices include Woodrow Wilson’s Peace Without Victory and War Message speeches; Senator George Norris’s and Senator Robert M. LaFollette’s anti-war speeches before Congress; and Wilson’s Fourteen Points with counter-arguments of Theodore Roosevelt.Price: $219.95 Edgerton, Robert B.2006 0-7734-5927-8 208 pages
This book examines human courage and cowardice in combat in many parts of the world in recent times and in the distant past. The result is an introduction to an essential attribute of humanity – the quest for self-respect and the respect of others. The first chapter examines the role of women in war, from the earliest days to the present time. It presents a detailed review of the “Amazons,” women warriors of West Africa. Chapter Two reviews warfare in Africa, particularly the shocking Zulu defeat of British regular troops in 1879. The next chapters discuss the “Charge of the Light Brigade” during the Crimean War, the epic battle of the Alamo, the War of 1812, the battle of Waterloo and the American Civil War, the Vietnam War, the Aztecs, Mayans, and Inca, and chapter eight reviews combat in India and Tibet. The final chapter looks at warfare in the world’s many small societies.Price: $179.95 Gillam, James T.2006 0-7734-5775-5 364 pages
This book is a unique study of the Vietnam War that is best called a “memograph” because it combines both the skills and methods of the formal historical monograph with those of the memoirist. Through its monographic lens, this book sheds new light on many important aspects of the Vietnam War. Among those new views are the strategic and tactical changes in the war created by the Tet Offensive, and the unique use of the draft to create the “Vietnam Only Army.” Also, America’s willingness to use nuclear and chemical warfare in Vietnam are presented in the context of our current concern with weapons of mass destruction.
Through its memoir lens, the book shows the ways in which those kinds of issues and policies played out in the lives of the men who fought in Vietnam. Through the combination of these methods, the reader is taken through the training process for conscripts, to the false hope of avoiding Vietnam offered by the Vietnamization process and on to the various level of the war. Once the reader arrives in Vietnam, the memoir format, based on primary sources like “After Action Reports” and “Chronologies of Significant Events,” presents personal perspectives on how the war was fought. Thus, one travels from the air war to the ground war, and also to the war in the ground. This last view is also unique because it is the viewpoint of the rarely acknowledged men who fought in labyrinths beyond the ones covered in Thomas Manfold and John Pennycake’s treatment of tunnel warfare.Price: $239.95 Williams, William J.1992 0-7734-9492-8 232 pages
This study is the most thorough one available of the Wilson Administration's inept initial attempts to deal with the shipbuilding crisis of 1917. Based upon extensive research in government archives and private manuscript collections, it begins with an outline of the history of American shipbuilding prior to 1914 and examines the impact of the Great War. It details the growth of the shipyards, the political process involved in the creation of the Shipping Board and the Wilson Administration's choice of the original members. The bulk of the book then examines how the new agency dealt with the U-boat crisis that led America into the war, and, in particular, Frederic Eustis's incredible plan to mass-produce small wooden steamships. The U.S., he believed, could turn them out faster than German submarines could sink them. The manuscript demonstrates this scheme's impracticality. The Board's first chairman, William Denman, though, was impressed by the proposal and adopted it as the Shipping Board's answer to the U-boat.
"This is a well written, thoroughly researched case study of America's industrial mobilization during World War I. . . . His account of various proposals for creating a national merchant fleet is both useful in itself and relevant in the context of post-Desert Storm changes in U.S. deployment strategy. . . . His description of the techniques for mass producing steel vessels throws new light on the construction of the "four-piper" destroyers during World War I and the liberty ships of World War II. And his presentation of the personal conflicts that shaped the wooden ship program establishes the importance of human factors in a pre-bureaucratic age." - Dennis ShowalterPrice: $179.95